incalescence


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in·ca·les·cent

 (ĭn′kə-lĕs′ənt)
adj.
Growing hotter or more ardent.

[Latin incalēscēns, incalēscent-, present participle of incalēscere, to grow warm : in-, intensive pref.; see in-2 + calēscere, to grow warm, inchoative of calēre, to be warm; see kelə- in Indo-European roots.]

in′ca·les′cence n.
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Noun1.incalescence - the property of being warming
high temperature, hotness, heat - the presence of heat
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